Matt Leahy graduated in May 2016 with a major in Finance. He is now working with Siemens as a financial analyst for the Motion Control Business in Chicago, IL.
Why did you choose to work for Siemens? Siemens began recruiting at Eller my junior year for their internship program, which is the direct pipeline into their Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) following graduation. After my summer internship, I accepted a full-time offer. I joined Siemens because their FLDP program is one of the best entry-level corporate finance opportunities nationwide. Siemens is a cutting-edge global technology and engineering company that provides its employees endless opportunities for growth and development.
Tell us about your job responsibilities and title. I was hired into the Siemens Finance Leadership development program, so during the next two years I will get the opportunity to work in four different financial roles in a variety of Siemens businesses. Currently on my first rotation, I am a financial analyst for the Motion Control business unit. My main responsibilities include reporting, forecasting, and developing sales support reports.
What do you enjoy most about working at Siemens? Siemens is a great company to be a part of because our products improve so many aspects of people’s lives around the world. I enjoy the people I get to work with and the overall culture at Siemens. Additionally, it’s exciting to think about future career growth because of the depth of opportunities at Siemens, both in the USA and abroad.
What is your fondest Eller memory? The summer before junior year I studied and worked in London on an Eller Internship Abroad program. I had a blast traveling Western Europe with friends. Deciding to go abroad for a summer was one of the best decisions I made in college!
What advice to you have for Eller students seeking a similar career path? I would encourage anyone interested in corporate finance to do well academically, but additionally gain experiences to differentiate yourself from others and signal to employers your unique value. Seek out involvement in student organizations, leadership positions, and internships.